2010 BMW X1

Although we shouldn't expect to see the BMW X1 mini-SUV stateside anytime before 2011, it looks like the folks at Bayerische Motoren Werke are working hard to make a 2010 reveal for Europe a reality. Based on the new 1 Series, but taller and stockier, the new mini SAV from BMW size-wise is supposed to be comparable to Toyota's RAV4 - and will actually be sharing components (and possibly some cladding) with Mini's new off-roader ( yes, the same one we talked about yesterday ). The X1 will supposedly arrive with full-time four-wheel drive and we're assuming with all the normal BMW bells-and-whistles. Full spy report from Brenda Priddy below the jump.

First Sighting: BMW X1

Yes, I know: You've seen this car before, but someone else called it an X3. Well, our brazen shooters got up-close with these mini "off-roaders" and verified that this is NO X3! It's WAY too small! And, in fact, this is actually the first running prototype of the upcoming X1 - a small "sport activity vehicle" (SAV) from the folks at BMW.

Based on the new 1 Series, but taller and stockier, the new mini SAV will arrive during the 2010 calendar year with full-time four-wheel drive and all the normal BMW bells-and-whistles.

Size-wise, the X1 is supposed to be comparable to Toyota's RAV4 - and will actually be sharing components (and possibly some cladding) with Mini's new off-roader.